No Reserve – 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $6,420

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 4, 2024

Winner: c*****n

Winning Bid: $6,000
Buyer Fee: $420
Total: $6,420

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Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

While the GSX-R750 debuted in 1985 for most countries, the US first got it and the bigger brother 1100 in 1986. It was an instant classic – an aluminum box frame housed a 128 horsepower oil-cooled engine, and it looked the part thanks to the full bodywork. The dry weight was 433 pounds, an impressively low number for the time.

1988 brought the first big update, starting a generation that Suzuki fans like to call the Slingshot as the bikes used “slingshot” carbs. They were designed as a hybrid of flat-slide carbs and CV carbs, and the term referred to the shape of the slide. Plus, it’s just a great nickname! For 1989, Suzuki brought out an all-new air/oil cooled 1,127cc inline four engine that bumped up output to 143 horsepower and 81 lb-ft of torque.

This example is VIN: GV73B102692.

The odometer shows 22,198 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us change the oil and oil filter, replace the brake fluid and brake pads, service the forks, and install a new battery. Additionally, we repaired the rear brake light switch, the passing light, and the horn.

Finally, we had the tank lined at GTL, serviced the chain, freed the clutch plates and replaced the slave cylinder, washed the front calipers and rotors, and installed new Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV with date codes of 1422 and 4422.

Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: LINED
Tire Year Front/Rear: NEW
Tire Life: NEW
Tire Press Front: 32PSI / Rear: 34PSI
Brake Life : NEW
Oil : NEW
Drive Chain: Ok
Suspension Leaks: NONE
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: OK
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: NONE


-Hagon Shock

Hagon shock.

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GSX-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 18

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: c*****n

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:59 pm PST $6,000
t*******2 January 4, 2024 12:58 pm PST $5,900
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:58 pm PST $5,802 Auto
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:58 pm PST $5,800
t*******2 January 4, 2024 12:57 pm PST $5,700
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:57 pm PST $5,603 Auto
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:56 pm PST $5,600
p****i January 4, 2024 12:55 pm PST $5,500 Auto
c*****n January 4, 2024 12:55 pm PST $5,402
p****i January 4, 2024 9:40 am PST $5,301 Auto
c*****n January 4, 2024 9:40 am PST $5,201
p****i December 29, 2023 3:33 pm PST $5,100
s******3 December 29, 2023 3:33 pm PST $5,000 Auto
s******3 December 28, 2023 9:10 pm PST $3,445 Auto
b***o December 28, 2023 9:10 pm PST $3,345
s******3 December 28, 2023 5:46 pm PST $600
t*******2 December 28, 2023 5:46 pm PST $500 Auto
t*******2 December 28, 2023 4:42 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started December 28, 2023 4:22 pm PST
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